The test of Active Travel Standards is whether they are applied in new estate development.
A city has its own lifecycle for renewal.
Where’s Wally? for bike paths.
The question often arises and it is poorly understood.
The suburb of Coombs was completed a few years ago but without playgrounds, paths or amenities. This is now slowly being built.
Tharwa is the end of urban Canberra in the south and a 30km ride from Civic for the road cyclist. The bike path ends at Banks.
Letter to Yvette Berry, Minister for Housing and Suburban Development: the new Whitlam estate development falls short on active travel.
Urban planning is failing us in the Molonglo Valley. Without coordination between the arms of government to set consistent priorities, active travel will not succeed.
Canberra Arts Centre is finished and the new Belconnen Bikeway underway, however, we are not out of the woods yet.
For a strategy to be implement it must be specified in detail what the vague ambition means in concrete terms. Putting the financial cost of infrastructure to one side, what does it mean to build a bike path. For this the urban planning practitioners need a specification.